Because this look is known for embracing the unique and not following any one pattern, it can be hard to figure out how to nail the chic, free-spirited feel you desire. Here are five tips to get you started:
1. Utilize Nature
The most obvious way to incorporate nature into your wedding is to get married outdoors. Most boho weddings are in a field, on a farm, or even in someone’s backyard. Depending on where you live and what the season, this may not be an option for everyone. If you host the wedding indoors, you can always pick a relatively bare bones setting to deemphasize the location. You may also consider renting a tent and decorating it to feel like you’re still outside. Items such as fake foliage can also really transform a setting to feel like you’re in nature when you are not.
2. Stick to Warm Lighting
Moroccan lanterns and votives are a must, but additional candlelight, amber lights, and chandeliers are all good choices to keep things feeling romantic and cozy. You’ll definitely want to avoid any harsh lighting such as fluorescents or stage lights, as those feel too industrial.
3. Work with Wicker and Wood
These two materials have Bohemian written all over them. Wicker chairs, stools, and baskets feel vintage and low key. Wooden bars, benches, and farm tables offer the natural, simplistic look that is lacking with traditional folding tables and linens.
4. Add the Comforts of Home
Part of the reason people opt for a more casual wedding is to make their guests feel more comfortable. What better way to encourage people to kick back than making your wedding feel as though it was hosted in your own home? Add a rug, multiple throw pillows, and mismatched vases to create an experience as inviting as your own living room.
5. Choose a Focal Piece
Boho-chic is all about the eclectic. Whether it’s a canvas tent, a vintage bird cage, or a unique wildflower crown for the bride, you should have one piece that states the boho-chic theme from the moment guests lay eyes on it.
About the author
Karen Gordon is the VP of Growth at Goodshuffle. Goodshuffle is simplifying event rentals with their online marketplace which makes it easy to shop, compare prices, and book your rentals all with a few quick clicks. Their software product, Goodshuffle Pro, streamlines operations for event rental companies.